Mixing Up a Living Microbial Treatment For Your Garden

Posted on Aug 9 2011 - 2:11am by Mike Lieberman

I’ve mentioned before that when you are gardening in containers that you’ll need to amend your soil and keep your plants well fed. As the water drains out of the containers, so do the nutrients that it needs.

One other thing that your garden will benefit from is a living microbial treatment. The treatment that I am using is from one of my sponsors Thrive and their Vegetable Thrive. This is my first time using the product.

The microbial treatment will help to “restore the biological activity and improves the rooting of your plants in the soil.” The best analogy for it would be a probiotic for your plant.

You will need the following:

  • Container large enough to hold a gallon of water
  • Gallon of water
  • Capful of your microbial treatment (in my case Thrive)

To mix up the treatment:

  • Pour the water and Thrive into the container
  • Mix it up and use immediately

This is different from the manure tea, that needed to steep and sit for a few days before use. You can also apply it in the same manner to your containers/garden by pouring on top of the soil or into your reservoir container. I did a little of each. Will keep you updated on the results.

If you want to try Thrive in your garden, they are giving away free samples.

What living microbial treatments have you used or heard of before?